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Here you will find tips on solder, soldering, how to solder and projects.    

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Electronic Basics

New to electronics?

1. Electronic Symbols - Graphic of symbols you might see on a schematic

Soldering Basics

 1. Through Hole Soldering - The basics of through hole soldering.

 2. Freehand Soldering - How to solder without a PCB or circuit board.

 3. Solder vs Lead Free Solder - Different types of solder.

 4. Beginner's Guide To Soldering - What is solder and how to solder.

 5. Changing a Weller WLC100 Tip - How to change the soldering iron tip.

7. Soldering Header Pins - How to solder male header pins 

Advanced Soldering

 1. Reflow Soldering - Three different methods.

Soldering Projects

 1. DIY Halloween Prop - Add motion activated leds to a plastic skull.

 2. Breadboard To Perfboard - Moving your project from breadboard to perfboard.

 3. LED Christmas Tree  - A 9 volt battery and some leds.

4. New Year's Eve Countdown Clock - An Arduino and a 7 segment display.

5. Weatherbot 3000 - Time and weather using an Arduino MKR1000 and 8x8 led display.

Other Tutorials

1. LEDs - What is the right LED for my project?

2. RGB LED - Using an rgb led and a trimpot.